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Dog Skin Care and Grooming Tips For Healthy Skin and a Shiny Coat

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Take care of your dogs skin

Proper dog skin care is essential to keeping your furry companion healthy and happy. Dogs need regular grooming of their coat and an inspection of the skin and ears looking for any signs of problems. Grooming can be started as early as eight weeks of age. It is a great way to form a bond, and creates an opportunity to give your pup lots of positive reinforcement. Grooming will also help your dog build trust and confidence.

  • every week, check your dogs coat and skin for fleas and ticks also look for areas of inflammation or redness
  • clean the ears using a cotton ball and a mild fluid ear cleaner
  • check the paws for any signs of cuts or thorns and trim the claws when necessary
  • brush the coat with the appropriate tools for your dogs type of coat
  • dogs should have their teeth brushed daily with a special toothpaste and toothbrush made for dogs

If there are any skin problems that look serious a trip to the vet may be in order. However, many skin problems or irritations can be solved at home. Swelling of a dog’s skin can either be caused by an insect bite, a splinter, a recent vaccination, or a slight injury from rough play. If you’re still unsure, the top selling e-book titled “Veterinary Secrets Revealed” is an excellent resource for dog skin care and other medical issues. This e-book will teach you how to heal your pet at home with just a few simple changes in the way you care for dog.

Dog Skin Care and Grooming Tips For Healthy Skin and a Shiny Coat

Grooming Your Dog

Many dogs see grooming as an alternate form of petting and will come to love the attention. Home grooming is easy with a few basic dog grooming tips and the proper grooming tools.

Brush your dog daily

  • Introduce the grooming brush at around eight weeks of age. Use it gently, and as a method of petting your dog
  • Choose the same time of day to brush your dog, so he will come to expect it
  • With longer haired dogs, begin with the ends of the hair and work towards the skin
  • Most importantly is to get your dog to relax, be gentle and use a soft soothing voice while brushing

Giving your dog a bath

Another part of dog skin care is a good bath. This should be done once or twice a month, after your furry friend has been properly brushed.

  • Always be gentle with your dog and reassure him that he is a good dog. You may need to use some treats to reward
  • The easiest place to bathe your dog, is the bathtub for large dogs or basin for small dogs
  • Place cotton balls in the ears to protect from soapy water
  • Run the water until it is warm ( dogs do not like hot or cold water ), then place your dog in the bathtub
  • Starting from the back of head and working to the tail, thoroughly wet your dog
  • Work the shampoo into the coat using a squeezing motion on the coat, also wash the belly, legs, and paws
  • Lightly wash the face avoiding the eyes
  • Thoroughly rinse and towel dry dog,
  • be gentle and use a blow dryer on long haired dogs (keep away from face)
  • Finish with a relaxing brushing of the coat

NOTICE

For good dog skin care always use a quality pet shampoo. It all has to do with the pH factor. A dog’s coat cannot handle the pH of a human shampoo and will dry out immediately. When bathing make sure to keep the shampoo out of their eyes and place cotton balls in their ears. Once you have done a good scrubbing, rinse thoroughly to make sure you do not leave any shampoo residue.